Malden Manor Mosaic
Crowdfunded project by Save the World club (SWC).
The plan was to transform a graffitied archway in Malden Manor by installing a vibrant mosaic mural designed & created by the local community.
The SWC raised £27,000, of which £10,000 came from the National Lottery, and £12,500 was donated by residents.
The dazzlingly 15 meter mosaic was officially opened by Thay Thayalan Mayor for Kingston in March 2019.
The mosaic was made exclusively from recycled materials donated by businesses, shops and residents, and SWC secretary Dr Tariq Shabbeer.
People from across the Malden Manor community contributed to the mosaic, from schoolchildren to inter-faith groups.
Ms Porrelli said: “It has been an incredibly positive experience for me.
“I’ve had lots of little kids coming down saying, ‘Oh my god that’s the bit I did in school!’ and just being really proud of it.”
Ms Porrelli invited all volunteers to contribute their own ideas for the mosaic, then pieced them together to create a spectacular woodland scene with foxes, owls, butterflies, a fierce sun and a shimmering moon.
- SW Londoner - Malden Manor Mosaic